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    Re: Pitt has a new coach

    Rich Rod come on down!

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    This is a very sad turn of events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Damn!!

    That has to be one of the shorter HC tenures in history...

    Wonder how the UK/Pitt bowl game will play out now... You would think Pitt will be in total disarray.
    Yep, even shorter than Mike Price at Alabama. It'll be interesting to follow this and see just how much money this incident cost him

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    How long was O'Leary the coach for Notre Dame?
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    How long was O'Leary the coach for Notre Dame?

    5 Days.

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    O'Leary was the ND coach for 5 days.
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    Yeah what he said
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    Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

    Over on ESPN a commenter stated that Pitt may have realized they made a mistake with the hiring in the first place, and are just using this as an opportunity to get out of their decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawFive View Post
    Over on ESPN a commenter stated that Pitt may have realized they made a mistake with the hiring in the first place, and are just using this as an opportunity to get out of their decision.
    I don't buy that for a second. The turnaround he led at Miami was amazing. It's clear he can coach. But disgracing the name of the university is going to get any coach dumped, especially one with no strong tie to the school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawFive View Post
    Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
    Even if he's not guilty the fact that he's in jail is likely enough to have his employment terminated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    I don't buy that for a second. The turnaround he led at Miami was amazing. It's clear he can coach. But disgracing the name of the university is going to get any coach dumped, especially one with no strong tie to the school.
    Pitt fans and boosters wanted a proven guy, hiring Haywood wasn't popular with the big money boys. He had 1 winning season, ok, so what? The argument Pitt used to force Wannstedt out was he didn't win enough conference titles, and thus, go to BCS bowls. How is hiring a relative no name, with a thin resume, going to fix that? It isn't. To say this hire was unpopular would be a huge understatement.

    You can also add into the fact that about half of Pitt's recruiting class decommitted after Wanny was let go, with most of them already committing to other schools, so Haywood wasn't going to get them back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    Pitt fans and boosters wanted a proven guy, hiring Haywood wasn't popular with the big money boys. He had 1 winning season, ok, so what? The argument Pitt used to force Wannstedt out was he didn't win enough conference titles, and thus, go to BCS bowls. How is hiring a relative no name, with a thin resume, going to fix that? It isn't. To say this hire was unpopular would be a huge understatement.

    You can also add into the fact that about half of Pitt's recruiting class decommitted after Wanny was let go, with most of them already committing to other schools, so Haywood wasn't going to get them back.
    The administration talked up the hire as a character move pretty heavily. This was probably the worst case scenario given the language they used to sell the hire to the fan base.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    The argument Pitt used to force Wannstedt out was he didn't win enough conference titles, and thus, go to BCS bowls. How is hiring a relative no name, with a thin resume, going to fix that? It isn't.
    Well, that logic presupposes that if a coach hasn't won a BCS-level conference championship yet he isn't capable of doing it, which obviously isn't correct. Every proven coach was once an unproven one.

    But yeah, if Pitt sold the fans that they were going to bring in someone who had already done what they were axing Wannstedt for not doing, then they failed badly.
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    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    If I'm a Pitt fan, I want a third try at this.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    If I'm a Pitt fan, I want a third try at this.
    The cherry on top, they are paying this guy $2 million a year.
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